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Police Officer Melvin Lisojo

Newark Police Division, New Jersey

End of Watch Tuesday, June 24, 2003

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Reflections for Police Officer Melvin Lisojo

Hey daddy, wow 20 years next month. Times has flown by but your absence still hurts and your memory is not forgotten. I’ve come so far and a lot has changed, I graduated college twice now and work in the medical field (I guess helping people runs in our blood). I have two beautiful children Delani(who frequently talks about you) and Jaiden(who talks about you but doesn’t really understand yet). Delani is 14 now and has been having a rough time lately she needs you to watch over her closely. She would’ve reminded you of me strong but stubborn. She sure is an amazing little women who I’m sure will change the world. Jaiden turns 8 next weekend and he just played on a youth baseball team and guess what his team name was “Mets”. It was bittersweet but also sad. At his games I look at the field and try to picture you there yelling “get your head in the game” or getting mad at the foolish plays, you were always so intense during sports. I wish you could have been here to watch Delani play volleyball (btw she is great at) and Jaiden play baseball (he doesn’t get it yet lol). I wonder how you would’ve been as a grandpa, I’m sure just as awesome as you were a father. I wish you could’ve met my partner we just celebrated our 10 year anniversary and you would’ve loved him. He is an amazing father like you and my backbone when it seems hard to stand up tall. I still wish we had more time but I understand that you were needed in heaven much more. Your smile and love still comfort me and your memory and legacy will live on forever. My kids already know that they have a hero in heaven and they call him grandpa. I’ll always be daddy’s little girl love you dad. Live it up in heaven with grandma and grandpa who you know always loved you so much. RIP.

Ashley Lisojo

May 7, 2023

Hey daddy, next month makes 20 years you left us but your absence still hurts. It’s been a while since I’ve been on here and I promise I haven’t forgotten about you, life has just happened. I miss you so much and I talk about you to my kids every chance I get. Your memory lives on through the stories we tell your grandchildren. I have come a long way and hope you are proud. My kids miss you even though they never met you. I think about what kind of grandfather you would’ve been and it makes me sad that you never got a chance to experience it. I have been with my partner for 10 years now and I think you would have loved him. He is an amazing father like you were and is my backbone when it seems to hard to stand straight up. Please watch over your first grandchild Delani she is having a rough time. She would’ve reminded you of me, strong but stubborn but she is an amazing little human. We miss you dad and love you so much. RIP

Ashley Lisojo
Your daughter

May 7, 2023

Hey, It's your granddaughter Delani I'm 13 right now and I've always wished that I'd met you I've heard amazing things about you from some family members, and it makes me sad that you had to go so soon.I hope you're having a wonderful time with Lelita up there and I miss you and her so much from what mommy has told me you were a wonderful dad. I Love You!!

Delani Rivera

February 23, 2022

Hey, I really wish I could’ve met you my name is Delani Rivera your granddaughter I wish you were here I’m the daughter of your Pocahontas/Ashley right now I’m 12 turning thirteen in a couple of months.I hope your having an amazing time in heaven ❤️My aunt Titi Jary has two very beautiful ☺️ little girls and has a house not to far


March 24, 2021

Hey, I really wish I could’ve met you my name is Delani Rivera your granddaughter I wish you were here I’m the daughter of your Pocahontas/Ashley right now I’m 12 turning thirteen in a couple of months.I hope your having an amazing time in heaven ❤️My aunt Titi Jary has two very beautiful ☺️ little girls and has a house not to far

Delani Marie Rivera

March 24, 2021

Thank you for your service and always know that your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 24, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Lisojo.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 17, 2019

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

June 24, 2018

My brother Mel, they say that time heals all wounds but I am having a really hard time believing that. My heart is still heavy with pain & sorrow & as the Mets won last night all I can think about was that game we were suppose to go to. I miss you so much & think about you often. I think about all the things we still had left to do and how we never got to do them. As time goes on I try to look for signs that you are with me, and when I tell you that I often see #24 almost everywhere I go I find that comfort because I know that's you telling me that you are with me. I wish we had more time to do more things together. I love you more than I ever got to tell you. Happy Birthday in heaven. Rest in Peace and know that you are never forgotten and always in our hearts.
Let's Go Mets!!!!
Benny Jr

Benny Jr.

October 19, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 24, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 24, 2015

My Brother Mel,

I can't explain it, my heart feels so heavy but I don't know if it's pain that I feel or is it that my heart is so full of happiness. Finally your name on streets in the city that you grew up and loved. The city you so protected and the city that is proud and honored to have your name on it. Finally some kind of recognition in your memory.

Know that today was a very special day in your honor. Not only was it special because a street was named in your honor but also a day of closure to all the pain that I have carried silently for many years. Today I got to speak to your children yup all three of them and I got to tell them how much I loved you and how special you were to me and my family. I'm so proud to be your brother and will always have a special place in my heart for you.

There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you. Every time the Mets game is on I think of the game we were suppose to go to...Your in my heart my brother and you will always be. I'll love you to the end and will hold your smile in my heart until we meet again. R.I. P my brother.

Benito Lisojo Jr

August 16, 2011

Hey Melvin.... So its about to be 8 years that you've been gone.... Wow your face is still vivid in my mind and my heart.... Your on my mind a lot lately and I look up at night wondering and hoping you looking down at the people who love you very much... I believe you are.... Just thinking of you....I miss you very much.... Love You Always Nancy


June 20, 2011

Mel, Happy Birthday. Wish you were here to celebrate it with us. Know that your not forgotten and your thought about every single day that goes by. We miss you very much and would like for you to continue to shine your light on us. May you continue to shine on us. God bless you always and a happy, happy birthday to you.
Love you very much


October 19, 2010

Well, Melvin, it has been 7 years today that you left this side. You are still missed and thought of every day. Your brother, Rene, told my Mel that he has a lot to live up to bearing that name. He was, and remains, proud to do so. Time is a funny thing - it passes and one never really realizes just how quickly. Yet still you and that amazing smile live on in our hearts and prayers. God bless your family.

Lisa Adams
former Newark Municipal Prosecutor

June 24, 2010

I accomplished what I promised I would do and that was to keep us all together as best I can. We all went to our favorite place today (Andros) and I felt like you were right there with us. I felt so happy to be with our brothers just like you would have been proud to see. I knew you were there with us when we saw Nancy. OMG, I couldn't believe it when we saw her. It's almost like you put us there at the right time and place. I know your always with us brother and we love and miss you so very much. We (albert) and I went to see you afterwards just to thank you for shining your light when we need it most.
Love you Brother.


June 6, 2010

If i ever needed help,now is the time,i am in an important
part of my life now and this is going to change my life
forever,i need for you to watch over me now more than ever
because you have been down this path and know what im going
through,shine your light and guide me down this road,i dont want to fail,lots at stake here,you know what it is.
I miss you,love you,and will never forget you!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Benito Jr.


January 16, 2010

hi mel, you have to know ur always on my mind and always in my heart! me and all the girls got together for dinner and u came up, wow we still talk about you all the time and surely you are aware of how much everyone misses you! 6 years have gone by and i still love you and i know with all my heart i will always love you! look over all of us i look up pretty often, thats usually when im hoping ur looking down! especially when something funny happens! love ya nancy


August 4, 2009

what up bro,i miss you man,still cant believe it,i saw your pops on fathers day,we talked for a while,it feels like i just saw you yesterday.we talked about ol times,i miss playing ball with you and going to mets games.shine your light down on us and keep us all safe down here,the streets are hot.I will never forget you,love you to the end.

Benito JR.

June 25, 2009

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones and close friends as they attempt to get through this day and every day without you. Continue to watch over all of them. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

June 24, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the sixth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I hold your family in my heart's embrace today and pray for their solace.

Phyllis Loya


June 24, 2009


Wow the end of a tough year and beginning of a new one. We hope a better one for us all.

We miss you so much.

We had Rene's 40th, and they showed pix's of you and all of us together, what I would do to get some of those good old days back!!)

There isn't a single day that goes by that I don't think about you and what could have been. Your always in our thoughts and always in our hearts. Your missed and loved everyday that goes by.

We went to see you the other day, and saw your dad, he was making sure that things were the way they are suppose to. It's still hard for me to go pay my respect to you, but I do it because I love you. I go and talk to you, and always leave with the feeling that your going to send me a signal of some sought.

Just wanted to let you know i'm always thinking about you, and that I miss you so much.

Love always your way. Keep shining brother!



January 4, 2009


Your never ever forgotten in our book...We look back all the times and cherish all those wonderful times we had together. You will always be our shining star.

Light yours on us, need your guidance to lead the way.

Miss you more then you'll ever know. Hugs and kisses sent your way, not just today but always.

Keep on Shining Brother.



October 6, 2008

Mel,another season down the drain,can you believe it!They did it again,no division,no playoffs,i went to shea with the kids,i took your pic with me,game sold out,could not go in,walked around,took pics,even put your pic by new stadium poster !wish you was here i know you would have and eddie were going back and forth the last weeks of season,he was trying to make me jump ship,but dont worry,that will never happen,i told him that if god is a mets fan we will win,plus you could put in a good word,did not work,still mets to the end.shine your light down on me bro i need some help,point me in the right direction,gotta go now,tears are flowing.your bday is coming up,ill be at cem that day,peace!!!!!!!!!!! your brother,Benito jr.


October 3, 2008

Dearest Mel,

Every once in awhile I come on this website to see the beautiful reflections all of our friends and family leave for you periodically. You were/are pretty popular and very well known. It's amazing how you made your very own mark. Even though everyone knows Rene, you managed to leave your own with that beautiful and lasting smile.

God we miss you so much!!)

Just wanted to let you know how much your thought of each and everyday that goes by. We miss you so much and pray that your looking down on us. We heard your going to be a grandpa, how good you would be with your grandchildren. This is something we would have loved to see.

But rest assure that we will do what we can for you. You will do the rest from heaven.

We love you so much and carry your smile and memories in your hearts forever. You are and will always be a hero to us.

Rest In Peace, we love you



August 6, 2008

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